Volvo Aero said its low-pressure compressor for the EU's VITAL (Environmentally Friendly Aero Engine) successfully completed testing performed in partnership with the Swedish Defense Research Agency at Sjoland & Thyselius Aerodynamic Research Centre AB in Stockholm. According to Volvo, the LPC is designed to be 15% lighter than current LPCs. Increasing the performance of each stage permitted a reduction in the total number of stages, thus saving weight and length. "The testing. . .was a ...

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